Global Health Neurology Program Events


Countering Global Neurological Burden Will Take Advocacy, Training

Neurologists involved in global health programs calls for more advocacy and training in neurologic disorders in developing countries around the world.

Wanted: Nancy Snyderman reflects on Ebola and calls for commitment to science literacy

Two years ago, Ebola jumped from the jungle into West African cities and ultimately the United States. As a physician-journalist for ABC and NBC News, I had covered tough stories around the globe — from epidemics to wars and refugee camps. But nothing prepared me for the drama and sociopolitical fallout from Ebola. We had all been watching the devastation from this epidemic play out from a distance in print and on television. With each compelling story, Ebola became increasingly tragic and exotic, yet it was safely oh-so-far away.

Events & Conferences

"Climate's Impact on Megacity Health"

Dr. Michele Barry
Director, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health
Jan 29, 2019 | 5:00pm | Y2E2 299

Medicine Grand Rounds: Defining Refugee Health: Research, Practice, and Communities in Crisis

Dr. Michele Barry
Director, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health
Jan 29, 2019 | 5:00pm | Y2E2 299

Conversations in Global Health
"Providing Healthcare in Conflict Zones"

Dr. Tom Catena
Chair, Aurora Humanitarian Initative
Feb 6, 2019 | 5:00pm | Building 320, Room 105 (Geo Corner, Main Quad)

2019 Global Health Research Convening and Seed Grant Awards

    At the Fifth Annual Stanford Global Health Research Convening, held on campus last week, we hosted a crowd of more than 150 students, residents, fellows and faculty members. In her keynote speech, Eva Harris, who directs UC Berkeley’s Center for Global Public Health, talked about engaging local communities in public health research. We also heard from Stanford Global Health faculty and staff about exciting research projects in South America, Africa and Asia.
    Stanford Global Health seeks to accelerate the most cutting-edge research by providing funding for early stage research. At a reception following the research convening, we celebrated the winners of our 2019 Global Health Seed Grants. From a incredibly competitive field, we selected eight projects that apply innovative approaches to global health problems in resource-poor settings.

Educational Opportunities

EAN Teaching Course in Africa

Every year, the European Academy of Neurology sponsors a teaching course in Africa with speakers from across the world. The AAN has sponsored one AAN member to speak at this course for the past four years. This year, the EAN is requesting that the AAN send a Movement Disorder speaker.

The course this year will be in Burkina Faso at the University of Ouagadougou November 8-11, 2017. The topics covered in this year's course include stroke, dementia, movement disorders, myelopathies and neuromuscular disease. The speaker's responsibilities include:

  1. One 30 minute lecture on the "Clinical presentation, diagnostic work-up or therapeutic management" of movement disorders. (Vague, of course- content is essentially left up to you. The MDS will also be sending a speaker, so you two can figure out what to present together.)
  2. Presentation of some clinical cases for the audience to discuss
  3. Review of cases that the audience brings
  4. Availability to interact with the students throughout the entire four days of the course. This participation and interaction with the students is an important mentorship opportunity.

The AAN covers your travel expenses but does not give an honorarium. Rather, it donates funds to the EAN so they can sponsor students to attend the course.

If you are interested in applying for this, please email a copy of your CV or Biosketch plus a brief paragraph (250-500 words) describing your experience with movement disorders and global health. Members of the International Subcommittee will review the applicants and choose the speaker. The deadline for submitting your application is Friday, May 26. 

James Bower, MD
Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic